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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


White Paper: Can consumers recycle your product? >>

This White Paper from Earth911 addresses the complications of recycling access reporting that arise.


Beyond the package: Custom thermoformer adopts several unique environmental practices >>

Read about Plastic Ingenuity's sustainable manufacturing and facilities, including storm water management, solar energy usage, in-plant recycling, heat recapture, and water re-use.

Plastic Ingenuity

EarthAware biodegradable and recycled film bags for greater sustainability >>

EarthAware poly-film bags are designed for those organizations moving toward greater sustainability by lowering the impact of packaging on the environment. Data sheets cover all technical aspects of these films and give potential buyers a clear understanding of the features and applications of each film type.

Automated Packaging Systems

A New Flexible Pouch for Fresh-Cut Produce Delivers Shelf Impact >>

While working with key players in the fresh-cut produce industry to develop a flexible pouch for fresh-cut produce, it became clear to the Robbie product development team that an entirely new generation of flexible package was required to meet the unique needs of the produce industry.


Your Playbook for Healthcare Logistics

New! Creating more efficient and agile supply chains. We picked the brain of leading supply chain experts to compile this must-have, 40-page PDF e-book jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.



Registration open for Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012

Packaging's place in Waste-to-Energy

Study: Global demand for bioplastics to exceed 1 million tons by 2015

First zippered-box application allows for 40% more product

Latest Sustainable Packaging 
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PLA portion cups and lids

Package: Cup
Material type: Polymers: PLA
Company:Fabri-Kal Corporation

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 50-74%
Check Mark Waste-to-energy? Yes
Check Mark Compostable? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed

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Natural ingredient-based barrier coating for renewable-content packaging applications

Package: Raw Material
Material: Adhesives, Coatings & Inks: Coatings
Company:Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Recyclable? Yes
• Compostable? Yes

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Preprinted corrugated packaging is SFI-certified

Package: Converted Package
Material: Wood/Paper: Corrugated-Pre-Printed
Company: Georgia-Pacific

Sustainability claims
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Sustainable forestry certification? Yes

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Lightweight PET bottle for beer, spirits designed to keep beverage cold

Package: Bottle
Material: Polymers: PET, PETE
Company: Graham Packaging Company L.P.

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content:25-49%
• Pre-consumer content: 10-24%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Shipping efficiency? Yes

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation